Mild Kid Friendly Salsa Recipe

How to Make a Non Spicy Salsa for Kids & Toddlers

This kid friendly salsa recipe is full of nutrients and flavor, without the spiciness! The simple combination of tomatoes, green bell pepper, and lime juice makes for a mild, savory dip that kids will enjoy eating. Learn how to make a non spicy salsa for kids, toddlers, and picky eaters.

Non Spicy Kid Friendly Salsa

Salsa is a simple and healthy dip option that can encourage kids to eat more veggies or try new foods. But sometimes, even a seemingly mild salsa recipe can be too overwhelming for little ones’ taste buds. Instead, this non spicy kid friendly salsa features simple, mild flavors that will appeal to even the pickiest of eaters.

Of course, the best kid friendly salsa recipe is made with ingredients that your child or toddler enjoys. Feel free to omit ingredients like onion or cilantro if they’re not a fan, or add in additional ingredients that they do like. Or, if you want to kick this non spicy salsa up a notch for adult taste buds, you can always add some chopped jalapeño at the time of serving!

Non Spicy Salsa Recipe

Is salsa good for toddlers and kids?

Yes, a mild salsa recipe can be an excellent option for kids, toddlers, and picky eaters! Dips can help encourage kids to try new foods, and they make the eating experience more fun. Salsa is a simple dip with wiggle room for customizing the flavors. As long as your child likes tomatoes, salsa is a great dip to try!

Does salsa have to be spicy?

Of course not! Salsa can range from mild to medium to hot—it just depends on your flavor preference. Same goes for texture and temperature: it can be chunky or smooth, served cold or warm. For kids and picky eaters, I find that a mild non spicy salsa recipe is best, with a smoother and less chunky texture!

Extra Mild Salsa for Kids
Pulse all ingredients in food processor until finely chopped and integrated.
Pulse all ingredients in food processor until finely chopped and integrated.

How to Make Kid Friendly Salsa at Home

Whether it’s for kids or adults, this is such an easy homemade salsa recipe to try. Just toss your ingredients into the food processor and pulse until it’s as smooth or chunky as you like it. No need for meticulous chopping! I recommend pulsing a bit so everything is finely chopped and integrated, and so your kid friendly salsa dip is easier to scoop.

How do you make salsa less spicy?

For a homemade non spicy salsa recipe, the trick is to just not add anything spicy! Stick with refreshing, mild flavors that you or your child enjoys:

  • tomato
  • bell pepper
  • cucumber
  • avocado
  • mango
  • pineapple
Kid Friendly Salsa without Jalapenos

To see how this kid friendly salsa is made, watch my Back to School Bento Box Lunches video!

Non Spicy Kid Friendly Salsa

Non Spicy Kid Friendly Salsa

A kid friendly salsa recipe that’s full of flavor without the spiciness! How to make a non spicy salsa for kids, toddlers & picky eaters.
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  • 4-5 Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp red onion, diced (optional)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt, to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse, until desired consistency is reached. (Pulse more for a finely choppped texture, pulse less for a chunkier texture.)
  • Or, finely chop all ingredients by hand and combine in a large mixing bowl.
  • Serve with chips or your favorite dippers and enjoy!
  • Yields ~2 cups kid friendly salsa.
Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 18kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g
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